It is very important to follow the process of synthetic grass installation. This process ensures that you get the finest looking grass lawn in your backyard. By performing the installation yourself you are reducing your Synthetic Grass Installation Cost therefore it is important that you take your time and don’t rush the process. Items 1 and 2 (the preparation) are the most important and should take up most of the time. If the synthetic grass installation process is rushed then this can have a profound effect on the life of the grass.
Synthetic Grass Installation Steps.
- Clearing of the existing ground: It is very important to make sure that all existing rocks, unwanted soil, mulch etc is removed from the surface. The site has to be leveled and should be at least 100mm below the existing level.
- Preparing the base: Crushed rock is required to be spread evenly and should be at least 70mm in depth. Make sure to keep a slight slope for water to flow in the direction required. Compact the crushed rock so as to get a hard and smooth level. Ausgrass synthetic grass has holes to let water drain out of the surface below.
- Laying of the synthetic grass roll: Roll out the synthetic grass on to the prepared surface. Make sure that the direction of the grass is same when joining two pieces. In case of joining two pieces of rolls, make sure they are placed absolutely close to each other so as to make the black matted surface meet each other. Use self- adhesive joining tape to join the two pieces by placing each roll onto the tape one by one.
- Cut and trim and hold of synthetic grass: After joining the pieces at the centre, you should then trim the grass at the edges as required with a Stanley knife. The next step would be holding the grass down with the help of “U” pegs or nails of about 100mm-120mm in height. For every 1 metre in length at least 2 pegs would be required, 3 would hold it better.
- Infill: With Ausgrass, we would only recommend using sand for 35mm and 40mm pile heights. For the 25mm and 30mm no infill is recommended, but if the you want to spray sand on the turf you can do it at will.
- Brushing the turf: This is the last step in the process. One can use a hard brush to go against the blades of grass in order to keep the strands erect or you can hire one of our synthetic grass brushing machines. Brushing the turf should be carried out every 6 months if not more. The synthetic grass installation process is now complete.
By following this synthetic grass installation process you can be sure you will have a beautiful looking synthetic lawn that will be a delight to look at.